Mother’s Day


Just in time for Mother’s Day celebrations, Vicky from The City Cradle sent over some fabulous party inspiration! This truly lovely Mother’s Day Brunch is “inspired by vintage yellow bikes and the like…” Read on for all the pretty details, as told by Vicky…  (P.S. The labels & signs that Vicky designed for this party […]

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Go bright & colorful for Mother’s Day this year! Here are 11 gorgeous ideas from ’round the web that Mom is sure to love… Pictured at top: For an easy way to get creative with floral centerpieces, start with interesting vessels that double as gifts! For example: Gardening Gloves & Tools wrapped around a bouquet […]

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Today’s Real Party features a lovely lavender theme and was dreamed up by the ultra-creative Ilenia of Simply Nabiki for her mother’s birthday celebration. Color parties always offer lots of versatility, and this one is full of chic, stylish ideas (and mouth-watering treats!) that would also be perfect for occasions like Mother’s Day or spring […]

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Megan from Real Weddings – (an Australian-based magazine that recently launched a shiny new website!) –  sent over some beautiful inspiration to share from one of their photo shoots. These images are from an “Entertain at Home” feature that was a collaboration between British fashion designer Jasper Conran and Waterford Crystal. The tablescape & party […]

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I’m so excited to share today’s guest post with you! The ultra-crafty & talented Meaghan Mountford – author of The Decorated Cookie and Cookie Sensations: Creative Designs for Every Occasion – is here with a fun DIY cookie project. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Megan has personalized the downloadable envelope template in […]

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In continuing with the color themed gifts today (see earlier post below) – check out today’s post over at Simply Stated: Loving Red… Stylish Gift Ideas for Mom (or your best friend…or your sister…or yourself!).

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I came across this adorable Spring Bouquet craft idea on the American Crafts blog recently and thought it would be such a cute homemade gift idea for Mother’s Day – or an adorable addition to girlie birthday parties, baby showers, or bridal showers! Get the full tutorial here. P.S. The “flowers” would make super cute […]

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Easter brunch, Mother’s Day brunch, wedding brunches… they’re even better with a cocktail, right?! Check out today’s post over at Simply Stated for 5 great brunch cocktail recipes. Have a favorite daytime drink that’s not on the list? Share it!

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I’m so excited to share this latest “Real Party” feature with you… it’s a gorgeous ‘Under the Tuscan Sun” bridal shower featuring vibrant sunflowers and the rich colors of Tuscany. The hostess behind the party – Lina Wallace from A Stunning Affair – created this for shower for her sister-in-law and she did such a […]

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This pink suede jewelry/keepsake box from Godiva is a fun twist on your typical box of chocolates! I received one of these keepsake boxes as a gift recently and loved it (Thanks, Lisa!). The quality of the box is great, and the truffles are, well…already gone! If that’s any indication of how they tasted! Great […]

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Today at Simply Stated: Celebrations – check out my "Fresh Fête" post for some spring entertaining ideas & inspiration!

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Looking for a fresh new palette for your Mother’s Day brunch or other upcoming soirée? Sunny yellow is a perfect fit for entertaining in the warmer months, and this naturally showy color looks especially chic and sophisticated when complimented with more subdued elements like earthy wood-browns and natural patterns. Sound interesting? Check out my post […]

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When it comes to entertaining, eco-friendly + easy = good for the environment AND for your stress level! Here are some ridiculously simple ideas that make for attractive, eco-chic tablescapes… Centerpiece Ideas: Stack interesting veggies and colorful fruits in pretty bowls that you already own. Pictured above: Artichokes make for a unique & surprisingly elegant […]

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Aside from the 80-degree weather outside, I seriously feel like it was February just yesterday! Is it just me, or is this year going by ridiculously fast?! In reality, we’re 1/4-through May already, which means that Mother’s Day is just a few days away! For those of you who are still needing to do some […]

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A new centerpiece idea for Mother’s Day is up at hwtm.com! Click here to get the details…

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To make your shopping experience even more delightful, Delight.com is offering HWTM readers 15% off all through May! Just enter the promo code “Hostess” at checkout to receive your discount. Might come in handy for Mother’s Day too! Happy Shopping :)

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A gift of flowers is a typical way to show mom appreciation on her special day – but the arrangement can be anything but typical! Try surprising mom this year with a truly show-stopping bouquet of flowers with qualities that remind you of her. Here are a few ideas to get you started: {pictured above, […]

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